Saturday, 29 August 2015

Creature 333: Coleodactylus

Tiny floating Gecko
Chatogekko amazonicus is known as the Brazilian pygmy Gecko formerly in the genus Coleodactylus.

They only grow to around 24mm in size. This little lizard has strongly hydrophobic skin which enables it to walk on water indefinitely. They can even rest on water without falling in, but a well aimed raindrop can break the water's surface tension and cause the lizard to fall in.

The Brazilian pygmy gexko is native to the Amazon rainforest.

Class: Sauropsida
Order: Squamata
Family: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Chatogekko
Species: Chatogekko amazonicus

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